Centuries from Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor powered the England Women to 331-6 in their 50 overs in the second ODI in Brighton.
An unchanged Proteas Women side opted to bowl first. The world champions shook off the disappointment from their opening defeat as Beaumont and Taylor both hit tons to set a remarkable target of 332.
It was their partnership of 156 that highlighted a brilliant batting display from England as they showed character to bounce back from their seven-wicket defeat in the first ODI.
Shabnim Ismail (2-78) and Ayabonga Khaka (2-72) helped to gather consolation wickets, with the former dismissing Amy Jones on 29 and the latter removing Beaumont on 101 and Natalie Sciver for six.
England skipper Heather Knight stuck 24 to take her side within a run from the 300-run mark before Marizanne Kapp removed her in the 47th over.
Taylor (118) managed to take England to 305 before she became Ismail’s second.
Kapp was the pick of the bowlers with her 2-48, and she took her second off the last ball of the innings by removing Danielle Wyatt after a 12-ball 20. Katherine Brunt (12) was the last woman standing.
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